Saturday, May 24, 2008
Entering the sanctuary
After arriving in Aquas Calientas by train, we stopped by our hotel to wait for our guide. We stayed at the Inti Inn. It was a bit dusty and we had a big spider in our room. Of course he disappeared when we called some workers for help in removing it. Probably for the best because when I did see it again, I was able to get him out the window without harming him.
Our guide goes by the name, Kucho. A very gentle, patient man. We slowly ascended the path in Machu Picchu... no rushing, just being very deliberate in walking this path. We stopped in certain areas where he would explain to us about the energy of that particular spot. One spot on a split rock, attributing it to the first chakra. We would call the energy of the moutains and give thankfulness, gratitude to Pachamama. There is so much I have forgotten, but more important was the feeling of being in the moment during all of it. It is such a magical place, Machu Picchu. Being with Kucho made it even more so.
I feel very blessed by the whole experience.